Yaya knows why - Guardiola tight-lipped on Toure absence for Manchester City

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The 26-year-old Danish international - last year's Eredivisie top scorer with 21 goals in 32 games - will not play in the City match, Feyenoord announced on Monday.

Éderson Moraes has recovered well from his head injury suffered against Liverpool and should be available to start, but there's a good chance Claudio Bravo gets the nod in this one with Éderson being rested to be ready for Watford at the weekend.

And the former Barca and Bayern Munich coach says he hopes to have Toure in his team in the near future.

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There are longer trips to come, given City have been grouped with Italian side Napoli and Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

City captain Vincent Kompany misses out due to a calf injury while Yaya Toure has not travelled with the squad.

"Ederson is here, he's got..." Strike partnerships may have gone out of fashion to a degree but the potency of these two could change that, at City at least.

"Champions League is so demanding, The teams are so physical".

None of City's 36 Champions League group games have ended goalless.

"Juventus, because they were champions in Italy three months in advance, could play the last month with a second team".

City, on the other hand, enter their sixth consecutive Champions League campaign. A third trophy would equal Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley's record.

The Citizens played one of their title rivals at the Etihad and absolutely destroyed an unimpressive opponent as they scored five times in the game.

"Yaya was so important last season". We are so happy with the players we have.

Guessing Pep Guardiola's starting XI for a game can be one of the toughest jobs in world football.

Celtic made a late move to sign Phil Foden on loan this summer - but Manchester City do not want him to go anywhere. Walker and Mendy are expected to bomb up and down the pitch as wing backs. "So I think more than any team, City will be thinking they need to get to the semi-finals at least to show any progress".

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